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21 February 2019

King's students - make your mark on London and win prizes

Strand Aldwych competition gives King's students a unique opportunity to come up with ideas to influence a major new public space in the heart of the university's Strand campus

The proposed development for Strand Aldwych
The proposed development for Strand Aldwych

King's students have a unique opportunity to develop ideas to influence a major new public space in the heart of the university's Strand campus through a new Strand Aldwych competition. The winner will receive a £150 Amazon voucher and there are also prizes for six runners-up.  


The Strand Aldwych area is home to a number of cultural, educational and creative institutions along with many businesses and residents. The area also suffers from major challenges including poor public spaces and safety, traffic congestion and air quality issues. 

Westminster City Council, working with local organisations including King's, has developed proposals to address these challenges with a £28m improvement project at Strand Aldwych, which is now open for consultation. The plans include the pedestrianisation of the space between the Strand and Bush House buildings. 

Draft designs have been published and Westminster City Council want to hear from as many people in the local area as possible in order to get feedback on the designs.  

If you dream of more trees and greenery on the Strand, spaces designed for you to relax, learn or perform, to work and study outside, or a place for you to charge your phone and leave your bike – we want to hear your ideas.

How to enter

  • Tell us what your vision is for the Strand Aldwych area, in no more than 200 words.
  • Closing date is Friday 5 April
  • The winners will be selected by a panel of judges
  • Winners will be announced by the end of May
  • First prize is a £150 Amazon voucher
  • Second prize is a £100 Amazon voucher
  • Five runners-up will receive £30 of theatre tokens
  • More background information about the Strand Aldwych scheme can be found here  

Submit your competition entry here 


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